Prompt Exchange October 5-11, 2012

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Welcome to the prompt exchange for this week! If you signed up, you should have received your prompt via email. If you didn’t receive an email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please send us an email at and we will check it out.

There aren’t many rules. Write something that responds to the prompt. Include the footer; the information for that is in the email, too. If you are on Twitter, please tweet your response and make sure to give credit to the person who gave you the prompt. Once you are done, post a link in the comments here so we can read your work and include it in the weekly round-up. If your response to a prompt completely blows us away, we may ask you to submit a piece to Scriptic for publishing.

The deadline is Thursday, October 11, at midnight Eastern time.

Here is a list of people who signed up for this week, and the prompts to which they’ve been assigned. If your name isn’t on the list, please visit this page to sign up for next week.

  • Eric Storch Prompt: Hurry! The unicorns are coming! (Use that dialog verbatim in your response.)
  • Barb Black Prompt: She had been writing furiously for over an hour, breaking more than five pencils in the process.
  • Michael Prompt: The first cold, crisp day of Autumn always reminds me of…
  • Jester Queen Prompt: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.-Semisonic, “Closing Time”
  • Trish Prompt: Dear God I’m so used to being late. It felt all wrong being early. I looked around for anyone else on the floor, suddenly beset by paranoia that I’d come on the wrong day altogether.
  • Lance Prompt: A couple is on a first date in a 1950′s diner.
  • Wendryn Prompt: It’s better that you don’t know
  • kgwaite Prompt: I like long walks, especially when they’re taken by people who annoy me. – Fred Allen
  • SAM Prompt: You just kicked over the photographer’s light. What now?
  • Cheney Prompt: I creeped myself out. I should have stopped looking at the mist but I couldn’t help myself.